Ocean City Firefighters Association

The Ocean City Fire Department, Professional Firefighters Association of New Jersey - IAFF Local 4032, serves the community of Ocean City (Cape May County), NJ. Our career department offers fire and rescue services including EMS, and Technical Rescue (water rescue, vehicle extrication, collapse/confined space in conjunction with the Cape May County R.U.S.T. Team and hazardous material response). ​

We have 3 on duty platoons (A,B,C) and 3 administrative positions, which consist of the
Chief, an Administrative Deputy Chief, and Training Captain.

Our platoons consist of one Shift Deputy Chief and 19 uniformed firefighters (at full staff).

OCFD personnel work a 24 hour shift from 0800-0800, seven days a week, 365 days a year.

Station locations:

Headquarters - 550 Asbury Avenue

Located at the northern edge of the city's downtown. This four bay drive through building was completed in 1983 and serves as the main station for the department, with offices for the Chief of Department, Suppression Officers and Training.  Shift Deputy, Engine Co. 1, Truck Co. 1, Ambulances 1 & 3, Heavy Rescue, Boardwalk Truck, and Water Rescue all respond from this station.

  • Primary Response district 18th Street to the Northernmost end of the island including the Ocean City/Longport Bridge

Station 2 - 2901 West Avenue
Located in the center of the island, Station 2 the "Hornet's Nest" was built in 1954, and is two bay station housing Engine Co. 2 and Ambulances 2 & 4.

  • Primary Response district is 18th Street south to 36th Street.
  • Ambulance 2 primary response is from 18th Street south to 59th Street, including Corson's Inlet State Park and Strathmere.

Station 3 - 4518 West Avenue

Located in the southern end of the island, Station 3, "Cedar Beach" was built in 1975 and houses Engine Co.3 and reserve Engine 23.

  • Primary Response district is 36th Street south to 59th Street, including Corson's Inlet State Park and Strathmere.

What To Do In Case of a Fire

  • Don’t panic - escape may depend on clear thinking. 
  • Get out of the house following the planned escape routes, if possible. 
  • Do not stop to collect valuables or to get dressed. 
  • Open doors carefully only after feeling them to see if they are hot. 
  • If they are hot, do not open them, follow an alternate escape route.
  • Keep close to the floor - smoke and hot gases rise. 
  • When breathing, take short, shallow breaths. 
  • If your clothes catch fire, STOP where you are, DROP to the ground, cover your face with your hands and ROLL to smother the flames. 
  • While it is human nature to run if your clothes catch on fire, it's actually the worst thing you can do. Running "fans the flames" and intensifies the fire.
  • Keep doors and windows closed unless it is necessary to open them for escape. 
  • Meet at your pre-established meeting place after leaving your house. 
  • Call 9-1-1 as soon as possible from outside of home. Give the address and your name. 
  • Never re-enter a burning building. 

Please call the Ocean City Fire Department at 609-525-9182 if you have any questions pertaining to escape drills or any other safety issue.

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